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Bird Sightings

  • A rusty blackbird<br/><br/>(U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE)<br/>

    A rusty blackbird

    (U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE)

  • A pine warbler<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

    A pine warbler

    U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

  • A rusty blackbird<br/><br/>(U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE)<br/>
  • A pine warbler<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts.

This past weekend there many new reports of American kestrels, killdeers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, northern flickers, rough-winged swallows, ruby-crowned and golden-crowned kinglets, hermit thrushes, palm warblers, pine warblers, swamp sparrows, chipping sparrows and fox sparrows.

Also reported were double-crested cormorants, green-winged teal, ring-necked ducks, buffleheads, black vultures, pied-billed grebes, northern harriers, Wilson’s snipe, brown thrashers, eastern meadowlarks and rusty blackbirds.

Five Bohemian waxwings were found in Williamstown, and an American pipit was heard over Amherst.

A cackling goose was on the campus pond at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

A northern shrike was seen in Tryingham, and two blue-winged teal and an American wigeon were reported in Sheffield.

A red-breasted Merganser was found at the southern end of the Quabbin Reservoir.

Three American wigeon and three blue-winged teal were reported in Hatfield.

A lesser scaup and American coot were on Cheshire Reservoir, a greater scaup was at Pontoosuc Lake, and a red-breasted merganser and red-necked grebe were at Onota Lake.

A northern saw-whet owl and 200 common redpolls were seen in Heath.

To notify the Voice of Audubon of a bird sighting, please call (781)259-8805 and leave a message.

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